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Summary Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting fami...

Directed By: Lulu Wang

Written By: Lulu Wang

The Farewell
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 47 Critic Reviews
89
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 251 User Ratings
8.2
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Summary Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting fami...

Directed By: Lulu Wang

Written By: Lulu Wang

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Universal Acclaim Based on 47 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 251 User Ratings
8.2
86% Positive
216 Ratings
10% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 251 User Ratings
8.2
86% Positive
216 Ratings
10% Mixed
26 Ratings
4% Negative
9 Ratings

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Production Company Big Beach, Depth of Field, Kindred Spirit, Seesaw Productions
Release Date Jul 12, 2019
Duration 1 h 40 m
Rating PG
Tagline Based on an Actual Lie
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Odyssey Awards
• 1 Win & 8 Nominations
Hollywood Critics Association
• 1 Win & 7 Nominations